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Industrial Problem Solving Simplified: An 8-Step Program by Ralph R. Pawlak

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Use Innovative Analysis Tools

Step Seven

This chapter deals with the use of visual aids, including flowcharts, lot identification, and the evaluation of sound and broken components. It includes examples of failures and the solutions that were effective in correcting them.

The following tools enable the problem solver to focus on more easily solved problems that might not require in-depth evaluations. The innovative use of analysis tools is the seventh step of problem solving. When nothing else appears to work, these elements can allow your creativity to flourish.

Visual Observation

The most important “analysis” tool is simply to insist that everyone ...

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